Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Andi Lassos Trouble / Andi to the Rescue

Andi Lassos Trouble 

(Circle C Stepping Stones #3) 

Paperback, ebook

November 28, 2017

by Susan K. Marlow

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 3
  • Series: Circle C Stepping Stones (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825444326

When the Circle C ranch decides to host a rodeo competition with two other ranches, dozens of cowboys are eager to prove they're the best riders and ropers in the valley. But they're not the only ones who want to show off their skills--Andi aims to lasso her way to the prizes, even if big brother Chad says the contest isn't for kids.

The roundup is meant to be a time for food, fun, and friendship. But before Andi can prove she's got what it takes to be a real cowgirl, the day turns dangerous. Will a friendly rodeo turn into a range war between ranchers and sheepherders? Can Andi and her family keep their neighbors--and themselves--safe?

My thoughts: ANDI LASSOS TROUBLE is  a fun first chapter book for girls, full of suspense, humor, and of course adventure.  When Andi and her friends are treed by stampeding cattle and they notice different brands on the cows, they fear they've stumbled upon outlaws, but then they learn more exciting news--there's going to be a rodeo! Andi is determined to compete, but her horse is young and "green" and has to be trained for the lassoing. Andi takes to practicing on her friend's sheep, but that only adds a whole new level to the fun and trouble Andi finds. Beginning readers will love this book.  

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own. 


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Andi to the Rescue 

(Circle C Stepping Stones #4) 

Paperback, ebook

November 28, 2017

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 - 3
  • Series: Circle C Stepping Stones (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Kregel Publications 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825444333

This is so embarrassing. Andi's teacher, Miss Hall, is sick--and Mother is the substitute teacher. What will Andi's friends think?

But it turns out embarrassment is the last thing Andi needs to worry about when two outlaws kidnap Andi and her mother after school in a case of mistaken identity! They can't even tell the kidnappers a mistake has been made without putting themselves in even more danger.

Now they're being held in a remote cabin until Mother can teach the man in charge how to read--and he's willing to go to any length to make it happen. Andi must escape and find help. But can she lead a rescue party back to Mother before the outlaws take their new teacher--and disappear forever?

My thoughts:  ANDI TO THE RESCUE is an exciting adventure when Andi and her mother are kidnapped by outlaws - with guns!  Andi is terrified but Mother remains calm, cool and collected.  My heart thumped with Andi's as she tried to find her way down the mountain--and yet remember to mark the way so the Sheriff could find his way there to arrest the outlaws and rescue Mother.  

Girls will be spellbound by this beginning chapter book and likely want to read it through from start to finish.  My young teen daughter was totally engaged.

I highly recommend this historical series for tween girls.  Each book stands alone so no need to read them in order. 

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Great to know about this historical series for tween girls.